Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)
Duration and Habit: Perennial Vine
Perennial from rhizomes, trailing or climbing vine to 10 feet long, with distinct triangular leaves. Found throughout the eastern United States to the Great Plains, and also in the upper northwestern states. Flowers have two leafy bracts at the base, leaves are triangular in outline with 'dog-ears'. This weed is often mistaken for Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). However, field bindweed leaves are smaller, with a more rounded apex and bases that are pointed or rounded, but not cut off squarely across the top as in hedge bindweed.
Ecological Threat: Competes with the native plants for water, nutrients, and light. Can climb and smother native vegetation.
Biology & Spread:
U.S. Habitat: Moist soil, especially along river bottoms and coastal marshes
U.S. Nativity: Native and Introduced to U.S.
Native Origin: Europe
U.S. Present: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
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